9,300-year-old monolith in the Mediterranean Sea could change history
Scientists have recently discovered a massive ancient monolith in the Mediterranean Sea. It is a controversial artifact that suggests the ancients were much more advanced than previously thought.
More than 9,300 years ago, Stone Age hunter-gatherers accomplished something beyond what today\’s scientists thought possible at the time. They were able to precisely cut a 15-ton sedimentary rock, drill holes in it and move it approximately 305 meters. The nearly 10m long monolith was found in a now underwater area of the Mediterranean.
Oceanographers found the monolith 40 meters deep while investigating the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea in the Sicily Channel between Tunisia and Sicily. The discovery was made in 2012. Scientists say that this region was completely submerged about 9,300 years ago. Previously, the region was an archipelago of several islands between the island of Sicily and the North African coast.
Knowing this, the researchers surmised that the stone column was carved over 9,300 years ago. They were able to date the monolith by acquiring shell fragments from its surface and comparing them to different types of ancient rocks. They also found it to be the same structure and age as other rocks about 330 meters away, indicating that it was transported the same distance.
Scientists say the discovery of this underwater pillar may lead scholars to reconsider the whole idea of ”technological primitiveness” among hunter-gatherers (and the means they possessed). This discovery supports evidence of considerable Mesolithic human activity in the Sicily Channel area.
Some aspects led them to consider the idea that this monolith is formed by humans and not by mother nature. They stated in a report that the stone column has a common shape and three holes of the same diameter. It consists of sedimentary rocks very similar in nature to other rocks not far from where it was transported, but different from the rocks in the immediate vicinity.
The existence of the large monument indicates extensive human activity in the area. It was physically cut and removed as a single unit of stone from the outer ridge about 300 m to the south and then transported using the “primitive tools” that hunter-gatherers had at the time. Interestingly, given the size of the monolith, it could weigh around fifteen tons.
Although the monolith\’s role remains unknown, researchers surmise that it played an important role as it was located in an important area midway between Sicily and Tunisia. The first humans arrived in Sicily sometime between 17,000 and 27,000 years ago, when there was a land bridge from the Italian mainland.
The discovery of this underwater site in the Channel of Sicily may deepen our understanding of ancient civilizations in the Mediterranean basin and our current views on technological change and the growth achieved by Mesolithic inhabitants.
“THE BELIEF THAT OUR ANCESTORS HAD LESS OF THE KNOWLEDGE, COMPETENCE AND TECHNOLOGY TO EXPLOIT MARINE RESOURCES SHOULD BE PROGRESSIVELY ABANDONED. RECENT DISCOVERIES HAVE DEFINITELY DESTROYED THE IDEA OF “TECHNICAL PRIMITISM”, OFTEN ATTRIBUTED TO HUNTER\’S COASTAL SETTLEMENTS.
Our planet has offered shelter to countless human beings. Many civilizations have prospered through the ages, gaining knowledge and understanding of their environment. Therefore, complex techniques were created to achieve their goals. Ancient history has many gaps, and because of this, some scientists assume that human development has reached its peak today and that a more advanced civilization has never existed before.
Discoveries from the depths of the Earth, new evidence points in a different direction from what we are currently following and believing. Our current World Order is hiding the truth to preserve its authority, hiding new evidence that is found. However, sometimes they leave some “small discoveries” that do not influence public opinion at all.
If we open our eyes and analyze some recent discoveries, we realize that many secrets remain intact, sealed for eternity. But they can\’t fool us all, can they?